Henry to Earnest: Why Didn't You Say 21 ISIS Victims Were Christians?
Ed Henry today grilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on why his statement on the 21 beheadings in Libya didn’t mention that the victims were Christian.
“I'm curious, why didn't you mention it was 21 Christians killed by Muslims? Is that relevant?” he asked.
“It sure is, because […] the ISIL extremists who carried out this attack indicated that the reason that they were killing them wasn't just because they were Egyptian, but also because they were Christian,” Earnest responded.
Henry pressed, “Given that, why were you not clear on Sunday? […] Why didn't you say 21 Christians were killed?”
“Well Ed, I've […] tried to be clear here. I can't account for that specific line in the statement, but we've been clear there that we condemn this murder," Earnest responded.
On tonight’s “On The Record,” Henry said it’s “very curious” that Obama didn’t refer to the Christian faith in the Libya beheadings, yet he put out a statement saying that no one should be targeted for their faith after three Muslim students were shot in North Carolina.
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